Looking for Evergreen shrubs happy in partly shady spot in zone 5.
August 19, 2013 9:05 AM Subscribe
I am looking for some evergreen shrub/bush/small tress suggestions to plant along the front of our house. I am originally from Australia and have little idea of plants etc here in the US so any help or suggestions appreciated, and I'm happy to try something people might think is unusual if it meets the requirements.
We are in Zone 5 (Northern Indiana) and the spot we'd like to plant them is part shade in summer and pretty much full shade all winter. We'd be looking at around the 3 to 5 foot range in height and are happy to prune them thought I'd prefer them to not need pruning all the time but also not to be so slow growing they take years to reach the desired size. I am not planning on trimming to fancy shapes so the plants don't have to be hedging style plants, just keep their leaves all year around.
posted by wwax to home & garden (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Other things we'd like but are not deal breakers.
- They not need to be planted in a special garden bed that needs to be kept weeded etc, I have problems with bending down so would like bushes I can just dig a hole in the grass, maybe put some edging around it and plant the bushes in it.
- Clear the ground high enough that a lawn mower could be pushed under it to keep weeds under control.
- Pretty flowers or berries would be nice, but I plan on putting large pots of annuals between the bushes to add colour so not necessary.
- Not crazy expensive or too fussy to grow.